BEST OF THE BLOTTER

January 6-14, 2019
Lost in the moment: Someone in ski gear with a long beard, red hair and a long-lens camera was reportedly on a porch looking into residential windows in the Moonlight Basin area just before 6 p.m. A deputy found the suspect’s footprints in the snow and followed them to another residence where the man was located taking photos of the sunset. He was unaware the residence was occupied and was warned for trespassing and surreptitious observation.

January 6, 2019

A deputy could not locate a black GMC Yukon that was reportedly moving slowly, swerving and braking randomly on Lone Mountain Trail at around 10 a.m.

A skier was apologetic after accidentally dialing 911 from his pocket just before 1 p.m.

No one was injured in a single-vehicle crash which occurred on Lone Mountain Trail before the entrance to Big Sky Resort at around 2 p.m. but a tow was required.

A Gallatin Road caller reported that a mountain lion hunter had trespassed on his property. The issue was passed along to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

January 7, 2019

A caller concerned about a Trotwood Circle resident requested a welfare check but was able to contact the individual before a deputy could respond.

A Rose Hip Circle resident has been having issues with her estranged husband. She reported he has been entering her home without permission and broke a garage door lock to do so. She requested that a no trespassing order be served to him.

A teal-colored Ford Mustang slid off of Gallatin Road near Lazy J Trail and became stuck in the snow at around 1:15 p.m.

A caller from a law firm requested information regarding a wire fraud case he had taken last summer.

January 8, 2019

A caller reported that they received a call from someone who refused to identify themselves but was making threats about a paycheck. The caller later stated that the person in question was given their final paycheck, which they hoped would end the threats. They will call back if the issue continues.

A vehicle was towed from a private parking lot because it was left there overnight. A deputy provided parking lot maintenance contact information to the vehicle’s owner.

Despite his Apple Watch dialing 911 after he fell, a cross-country skier told dispatch he was uninjured.

The Big Sky School District resource officer spoke with school administration to discuss upcoming events and activities.

A man found a notebook in Big Sky that contained information about a man’s life, his contacts, and “almost suicidal writings.” He thought police might want to see it.

A Gallatin Road employee who was recently fired would not leave the business and was being disruptive just before 10 p.m.

At 11 p.m. a caller on Aspen Leaf drive reported that a silver Ford F150 had driven into his yard. He had attempted to help pull the driver out, but the driver was very intoxicated.  A deputy made contact with the driver and learned that the man was not intoxicated but was having some sort of medical issue. Emergency medical services responded and the man was given a ride home.

January 9, 2019

A deputy spoke with the suspect of a criminal mischief investigation just before 11 a.m. The individual denied any involvement in the matter; at the time there was not sufficient evidence to charge him with the crime.

A black nylon wallet with orange stitching was lost in Big Sky, possibly at the Ousel Falls Trailhead.

The Big Sky School District resource officer performed a walkthrough of the schools between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

During a 911 hang up call at around 3:40 p.m. a man at the Yellowstone Club explained to dispatch that his phone has been dialing 911 frequently, and that he would be taking it in for service.

January 10, 2019

A deputy performed traffic stops in Big Sky for speeding and obstructing traffic at around 9 a.m.

A caller with Ski Butlers had questions about a motor vehicle accident that occurred on January 6. He was referred to Montana Highway Patrol.

A woman who left her wallet at the Exxon reported that two gift cards were missing when she returned to retrieve it. The incident is under investigation.

A scam was reported in which a Big Sky man posted a bike for sale online. Someone sent him a check for $1,700 more than the asking price, requesting that the seller send the extra cash with the bike. The check was turned into the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office and officers will attempt to locate the scammer.

It was reported by a landlord that an ex-tenant was refusing to give back property from a residence they had been renting. A deputy located the suspects and they agreed to return the property. The ex-tenants noted an issue with an early termination of a lease agreement; that issue needs to be discussed between the ex-tenants and the landlord and brought to civil court if needed.

A vehicle was damaged by snow falling from the Arrowhead Mall building in the Mountain Village. The building’s HOA was notified and advised to rope off the area to prevent further issues.

January 11, 2019

A deputy reviewed security surveillance video for a theft case at around 9 a.m.

A driver who was stopped and warned for having expired registration had in fact updated their registration. They had forgotten to replace the stickers on their license plate.

A woman required a police report to submit to her insurance company regarding ice that had fallen on her vehicle.

It was reported that an argument between two roommates occurred in the Firelight Meadows. During the fight a door was broken. A woman involved in the argument had recorded it on her phone – the recording showed that the dispute was over the payment of a power bill. She did not wish to pursue charges against her roommate.

January 12, 2019

A deputy was unable to locate a possibly drunk driver that was seen in a large black SUV swerving in and out of lanes on Gallatin Road before turning into Big Sky and the Town Center at around 8:30 a.m.

A woman suspected her identity was stolen while she was in Big Sky. She had already reported the issue to another law enforcement agency but wanted to talk to a Big Sky officer as well.

A man in Washington reported that he vehicle, which was parked at the Rainbow Ranch, had its windows broken out by his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. He then explained that he did not actually own the vehicle, but that he wanted to report it anyway. He also reported that his ex was in possession of one of his paychecks as well as stolen ski gear that belonged to him but was taken from him while he was in Washington.

Traffic was diverted on Gallatin Road at around 1:30 p.m. due to a two-vehicle accident within Yellowstone National Park. One person was killed in the accident and another was injured.

An Ennis resident dropped off a no trespass notice that needed to be served to a Big Sky resident.

January 13, 2019

Just before 2 a.m. a caller at Big Sky Resort reported that someone had attacked him and his friends. One person was “jumped.” The suspects were wearing flannels and cowboy hats and boots.

Deputies responded to a possible domestic dispute at a Gallatin Road hotel just before 3 a.m. A man and woman had traveled to Big Sky from Vermont for work but the woman wanted to return home. A property exchange was facilitated and the two were separated for the evening.

A man who reported that his wife violated a no contact order that he had typed out and given to her the day prior was advised deputies could only assist if the document was court-ordered. He also requested a civil standby.

A Subaru was stuck in the snow at Moose Creek Flat Campground at 5:30 p.m.

January 14, 2019

A citizen spoke with a deputy regarding landlord/tenant issues and rights.

An Apple Watch dialed 911 after the owner of the watch, a skier, had a fast drop in altitude. The watch thinks the drop is due to a fall. The owner was asked to place the device in airplane mode. 

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